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A report from Eric for mikescatchreport.com
My team and I went to Christmas island to hold a clinic to check on the health of the children. Our days were spent holding our medical clinics in the morning and, when we were done, doing some fishing in the afternoons.
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Overall, the fishing was good. Using light-action spinning gear and poppers, we had shots at lots of giant GTs, some of which we could not stop once they took the lure.
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On the weekend we drove down to Korean Wreck, and several other places, where we caught many different types of GTs. And on one day we also went out on a boat and fished the outer reefs -- catching lots of GTs and other types of fish.
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On this trip we stayed at a different hotel on the island, the Ikari House. The food was great and the hotel staff welcomed us with open arms. I would recommend this place highly if you are going to Kiritimati Island.
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EQUIPMENT: Whether you are there fly fishing or using spinning or casting gear, the best strategy is to bring lots of everything with you because there is NO FISHING SUPPLY STORES OR FLY SHOPS on Christmas Island. The fish and environment is hard on gear. Rods will snap. Reels will seize up. Line will be shredded on the coral. And you will loose more flies and lures than you can imagine. If you absolutely need to stay in communication with the world, rent a satellite telephone. I would also recommend buying some sort of trip or travel insurance, just in case you need medical evacuation.

HNL To CXI: Christmas Island is not a tropical tourist destination like Hawaii or Tahiti, where you go lie down by a pool to sip mixed drinks. There are few visitors and for those that do visit Christmas Island they are there for mostly one thing -- the fishing. Direct flights originate in Honolulu, Hawaii, and takes approximately 2 hours 58 minutes to fly 1336 miles due south towards the Equator. There is only one flight to Christmas Island a week, so once you are on the island, you are there for seven days.